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The 2023 Edgar Awards Announced The Best In Mystery Fiction


Murder mysteries are one of the most popular read worldwide. But every day there's tens or hundreds of new titles entering the bookshops and online sales. Perhaps the 2023 winners of The Edgar Awards, or “Edgars,” as they are commonly known, will help you to narrow down the reading list to the very best.


On April 27 the 77th Annual Edgar® Awards announced the winners for the 2023 Edgar Allan Poe Awards, honoring the best in mystery fiction, non-fiction and television published or produced in 2022. So take a note of the following book titles:


BEST NOVEL

Notes on an Execution by Danya Kukafka (HarperCollins - William Morrow)


BEST FIRST NOVEL BY AN AMERICAN AUTHOR

Don’t Know Tough by Eli Cranor (Soho Press - Soho Crime)


BEST PAPERBACK ORIGINAL

Or Else by Joe Hart (Amazon Publishing - Thomas & Mercer)


BEST FACT CRIME

Tell Me Everything: The Story of a Private Investigation by Erika Krouse (Flatiron Books)


BEST CRITICAL/BIOGRAPHICAL

The Life of Crime: Detecting the History of Mysteries and Their Creators by Martin Edwards (HarperCollins - Collins Crime Club)


BEST SHORT STORY

“Red Flag,” Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine by Gregory Fallis (Dell Magazines)


BEST JUVENILE

Aggie Morton Mystery Queen: The Seaside Corpse by Marthe Jocelyn (Penguin Random House Canada - Tundra Books)


BEST YOUNG ADULT

The Red Palace by June Hur (Macmillan Children’s Books - Feiwel & Friends)


BEST TELEVISION EPISODE TELEPLAY

“Episode 1” - Magpie Murders, Written by Anthony Horowitz (Masterpiece/PBS)


Named after Mystery Writers of America's patron saint Edgar Allan Poe, the Edgars are presented to authors of distinguished work in various categories. MWA is the premier organization for mystery writers, professionals allied to the crime-writing field, aspiring crime writers, and those who are devoted to the genre. The organization encompasses some 3,000 members including authors of fiction and non-fiction books, screen and television writers, as well as publishers, editors, and literary agents.


Source: mysterywriters.org

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